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So apparently we cant import european-spec cars primarily because of the lack of crash test data.
What if we did a group buy for, say, Audi S3's from some european dealer, and had them ship over, say, 21. 20 of these cars would be for the people who ordered them, and the 1 would be for the government to smash and crash. Would we then be able to drive these things around legally?
 

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Re: Importing... what do you guys think of this? (Bora Bighead)

You need to crash more than one. I'd guess at least 10. Multiple angles, multiple speeds, etc.
You can get S3's in Mexico BTW. Might be easier. Went to an Audi dealer in Mexico City. S3, S6!!, Antera equipped S3...droool.
 

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Re: Importing... what do you guys think of this? (Bora Bighead)

you actually need ~3 of them IIRC.
one for the gov't EPA to hack apart and tell you how you "must modify" to meet emisions. :-/ , crash testing take the other 2 .. you would have to modifiy the front bumper to meet the US 5mph bumper ratings, possibly the rear, side impact beams, air bags have to meet us crap.
talk to motorex they will talk you ear off about what a blix it is to bring the cars in.
stoopid US gov't. *sigh*
 

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Re: Importing... what do you guys think of this? (Gary C)

Yes, Feds, please save us from being stupid. Please make more laws to protect us from ourselves.

We need more gas guzzling SUVs to crowd our interstates and blind me from behind.
 

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Re: Importing... what do you guys think of this? (nub0w)

Why not spend the cash on a MK4. Get 4 motion put in, bolt in a 24v and maybe some turbos for that extra kick. Much much cooler than a S3.
 

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Re: Importing... what do you guys think of this? (nub0w)

Never thought of it that way....just goes to show how ridiculous our government really is
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